Delhi to Katmandu, Part 9

Delhi to Katmandu, Part 9

In 2010, I went on an amazing trip, from Delhi to Katmandu. I just want to use this Post to share with you some of the photographs I took on the way. Both were amazing countries and India was particularly vibrant and exciting. Some of the photos were taken through vehicle windows, so i apologise for the poor quality. I don’t propose to write very much, Although my third novel,  Devils with Wings: Frozen Sun, is now with my publisher, Silverwood Books,  I have started on my new ‘Cold War’ series. So please just enjoy the pictures. The journey continues…

After spending time on the River Ganges and touring around the ghats of Varanasi, we headed for Nepal. After visiting the birthplace of Buddha, we headed off to visit a Tibetan Temple in Lumbini.

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Entrance to the gardens, October 2010

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Entrance to the Temple. October 2010.

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Tibetan Temple. October 2010.

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The gardens. October 2010.

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The Temple grounds. Prayer wheel in the centre of the structure. October 2010

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The Temple grounds. October 2010

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Thirsty work. October 2010.

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Thanka. October 2010.

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Thanka on the ceiling of the Temple. October 2010

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Thanka. Wheel of life, the endless life cycle of a human being. Shows the Buddhist teachings, the Four Truths and the symbolic 6 worlds.

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Wheel of life. The last world with the cold and hot hells. Places of torment for all those who have committed evil deeds. October 2010.

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Lotus flower. October 2010.

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Lotus flower.

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Time to leave Lumbini and head for Pokhara.

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High levels of security at the airport.

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Yes, we are flying on Buddha Air.

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Well, we’ll be flying once they put the fire out.

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Our Pilots. October 2010.

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As i said earlier, security was very tight.

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Yes, we are taking off from the runway.

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The Himalayas (Annapurnas).

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Mount Machapuchare from the air.

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Coming in to land. October 2010.

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Pokhara airport.

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Machapuchare from the ground.

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Machapuchare.

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Lunch here?

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No, lunch here.

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Machapuchare. Sun going down.

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Machapuchare.

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The end

I hope you managed to stay awake, if so there will be a Part 10 next week. A visit to Pokhara, then we go higher up into the Nepalese mountains

 Photographs and Blog copyrighted to Harvey Black.

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